Farmers clash with Punjab cops

Wednesday 08th September 2021 07:48 EDT

After over 11 months of peaceful protests in Punjab against the Central farm laws, farmers clashed with the police at Moga last week when they were stopped from heading towards the venue of Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal’s rally. Following stone pelting by both sides, police resorted to lathicharge and used water cannons to disperse the protesters. Following this, irked farmers allegedly damaged over a dozen vehicles parked near the grain market, the venue of the SAD rally. Some policemen and protesters sustained injuries in the stone pelting and cane charge. The rally was arranged under the SAD campaign, ‘‘Gall Punjab Di: 100 days, 100 constituencies’’.

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